Just as stylish as the Huawei Mate X
The Vice President of Oppo, Shen Yiren Brian, has shared four pictures via social media in which the Oppo foldable phone is shown. The Oppo foldable smartphone is very similar to the design of Huawei. For the time being, it is only a prototype; the company has no plans (yet) for mass production.
The phone opens outwards. In addition, the same type of sidebar is visible as with the Huawei Mate X. In this sidebar, all necessary components are processed, including the cameras. When you use the smartphone as a tablet, you have a full-screen display format at your disposal, without a notch.
According to the president, however, the extra added value is not yet sufficient. Especially when the phone is collapsed, this does not lead to a huge improvement in the user experience, as is stated in his social media message.
Foldable phone with side-bar
Last week, LetsGoDigital had a series of 3D renders designed for an Oppo folding phone with a pop-up camera. We already expected that the device would fold out; this could be deduced from the patents applied over time.
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The sidebar comes as a surprise; however, it houses a Dual Camera and a flash. The sidebar will also provide extra grip. It is worth noting that the words ‘Designed by Oppo’ are also mentioned here. This statement was found on Find X for the first time. It is possible that Oppo intends to release its foldable smartphone within the high-end Find series.
For the time being, however, Oppo has no plans to actually put this smartphone on the market. Unless the demand suddenly becomes very big …
When the Huawei Mate X was announced, the press was enthusiastic until they heard the price. Should Oppo see a chance to market this foldable mobile phone for significantly less money than the € 2,300 Mate X? then the Chinese manufacturer certainly has a good chance.